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Contrary, adj. (usually cóntrary, but contráry in Wint. V, 1, 45. John IV, 2, 198. Tim. IV, 3, 144 and Hml. III, 2, 221). 1) opposite, adverse: “my lord should to the heavens be c.” Wint. V, 1, 45. R3 IV, 4, 216. Seemingly used as an adverb: “mine own self-love quite c. I read,” Sonn. 62, 11. “and wouldst thou turn our offers c.?” H4A V, 5, 4. “what storm is this that blows so c.?” Rom. III, 2, 64. “our wills and fates do so c. run,” Hml. III, 2, 221. Followed by to: Lucr. Arg. Hml. III, 2, 221 LLL I, 1, 261. Wint. III, 2, 19. H4B II, 4, 373. H6B III, 1, 58. “c. to the king,” H6B IV, 7, 40.
2) contradictory: “'tis pity love should be so c.” Gentl. IV, 4, 88. “in the divorce his c. proceedings are all unfolded,” H8 III, 2, 26.
3) different: “hath appointed them c. places,” Wiv. II, 1, 217. “they are gone a c. way,” All's III, 5, 8. “yet may your pains, six months, be quite c.” Tim. IV, 3, 144.
4) wrong: “set a deep glass of rhenish wine on the c. casket,” Merch. I, 2, 105. “slippers which his nimble haste had falsely thrust upon c. feet,” John IV, 2, 198. Adverbially: “so shall your loves woo c.” LLL V, 2, 135.
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